Fall 2009 - 2010: Boston Children's Hospital's Pediatric Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit received the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) Beacon Award.
The Beacon Award for Critical Care Excellence recognizes individual critical care units that have met rigid evidence-based criteria for excellence in patient outcomes, care quality, patient safety, interdisciplinary practice, innovation and family centered care. Click here to read more.
September 2009: Boston Children's Hospital has been selected as a recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's Quality Care Award: Recognizing Outstanding Quality Improvement (QI) Processes and Accomplishments. Children's Cystic Fibrosis Center was recognized for its "sustained quality improvement work that improved outcomes."
August 2009: the Patient Care Assessment (PCA) Division of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine recognized Children's as one of only 17 hospitals in the Commonwealth which "demonstrated quality improvement and patient safety systems designed to ensure patients receive the highest quality of care."
June of 2009: Boston Children's Hospital's "Time Out" video was one of ten selected nationally by the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) as part of National Time Out Day in June. The event and videos encouraged and demonstrated correct surgical Time Out procedures. Children's video is shown here and is also posted on the AORN website as part of the Correct Site Surgery Toolkit